The sixth form at Dane Court provides both space and structure for students to develop and follow their own academic and personal interests.
We encourage students to be creative, tolerant and to aim for academic, sporting and cultural excellence.
We are a mixed sixth form community of over 300 students, offering the very successful International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) as well as a programme of extra-curricular activities and opportunities for leadership within the school. Many students also join us in the sixth form from other local schools as well as from abroad and are fully integrated into the life of the school.
Students enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the strong relationships they build with staff and cite them as a contributing factor in achieving academic success. Our external students from local grammar schools, secondary schools and internationally settle in quickly to enjoy all that Dane Court has to offer.
The average points score of Dane Court IB students this year is the equivalent of three A* grades at A level. This is really helpful for you to know as you make the decision regarding where to study in September as increasingly you will be competing in a challenging job market.
International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes aim to do more than A Levels by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.
We strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The IB's programmes are different from A Levels because they;
- encourage students to think critically and challenge assumptions
- develop independently of local and national systems, incorporating quality teaching and learning methods from research and the global network of schools
- encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts
- develop multilingual students
The IBCP and IBDP help Dane Court students;
- ask challenging questions
- think critically
- develop research skills proven to help them in higher education.